Friday, October 19, 2012

Beadahs.....formerly Beadniks

The store you have known as Beadniks Santa Monica is changing its name to Beadahs. After 5 years with the franchise group, the two Beadahs -- mother-daughter duo: Ermie and Shannon -- are declaring independence and go at this business of beads on their own.

Allow us to wax poetic/literary: Puns, as you have indubitably noticed, are rampant in the bead business. "Beadahs" is a cross-lingual pun. In Tagalog, the main dialect of Ermie's home country, the Philippines, "bidas" means "heroes." Should you happen to be from Boston, you may pronounce "beaders" like "beadahs." Or maybe if you're Hawai'ian, our new name may sound familial like "bruddahs."We are abiding by Shakespeare’s words in “Romeo and Juliet,” “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

We are in process of creating a website: We are creating a Facebook page. We are ticking things off our to-do list one at a time. Bear with us in our transition. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beadology Bead Company!

We had so much fun this year with the Bead Shop Hop!  It was so much fun we can hardly wait until next year's hop.  Since the hop ended, we've been slowly adding to our ever growing lucite flower collection.  We have a colorful wall of flowers in an array of sizes and colors and shapes...

We've also been busy creating a few new kits using the flowers.  They are so much fun!  And they come in a cute little package with some pretty colored baker's twine! 


Hope to see you soon! 

Erin D
Beadology Bead Company
16085 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 841-8242

Monday, October 1, 2012

We can hardly believe it, but it's true: Oskadusa is turning 21!  Yep, its' finally happened.  Our little girl is all grown up.  We've been open for 21 (!) years, and it's time to celebrate with friends.  Please join us this Friday evening, October 5, from 7 to  9 PM for  food, cocktails and fun.   It's our way of saying thank you for all the love and friendship you've shared with us for so long.  We couldn't have done it without you, and we can't wait to see you Friday night!
Of course, we're at 243 North Coast Highway 101 in Solana Beach.  There are 2 parking lots in the back, behind the Boardwalk.  Please be patient with the construction out front~ the Malibu Bay Breezes will be worth the effort...

xo Lauren and the beadgirls

Bring this invite to the shop anytime over the weekend for 21% off your purchase, because we love you.